McRath sentenced on meth charges
Published 5:55 pm Friday, September 4, 2020
Troy J. McRath, 43, of Elizabethton, was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville, on Monday for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
McRath was found guilty at trial on July 17, 2019, on the charges. He was sentenced to serve 240 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Tennessee. According to court documents, in the spring of 2017, multiple local and federal agencies worked together to develop suspects in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy in Elizabethton. Through the investigation, McRath was determined to be involved in the drug conspiracy.
McRath purchased methamphetamine and then redistributed the methamphetamine to drug users in Elizabethton. The investigation was the product of a partnership between the DHS-HSI, DEA, and Elizabethton and Carter County Joint Drug Task Force.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Meghan L. Gomez and Andrew C. Parker represented the United States in court proceedings. The investigation resulted from the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s drug supply reduction strategy. OCDETF was established in 1982 to conduct comprehensive, multi-level attacks on major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations.
Today, OCDETF combines the resources and expertise of its member federal agencies in cooperation with state and local law enforcement. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation’s drug supply.